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Obituary for Volney Eugene Hickox
22 March, 1911 - 17 July, 1932
From The Caldwell News-Tribune, 
dated Monday, 18 July, 1932

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  Eugene Hickox is Killed and
   Dwight Madden of Huston
      is injured when Truck
      Overturns on Highway

     Eugene Hickox, son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver Hickox of Greenleaf, was killed Sunday afternoon and Dwight Madden, son of Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Madden of Huston received injury to his head and back, when the truck on which they were returning from a conference at Payette Lake overturned.  Paul Madden, who was driving, and Howard Settle, who was also riding in the cab of the truck, were uninjured.
     The two Madden boys had taken a truckload of fruit to McCall and were being accompanied home for the other two youths, who were returning from the conference of Friends' church near McCall and as they approached a crossroad about two miles south of Fruitland, they noticed a car approaching at a high rate of speed from the left hand road.
          Overturns Against Tree
Fearing the car was not going to observe the stop sign, Paul Madden swung the truck to the right hand road to avoid a collision.  The truck overturned in the ditch and hit a tree.  Hickox and Dwight Madden had been riding on the luggage in the back of the truck.  Hickox was thrown against the tree and the luggage and truck fell on him, according to reportts.  He was killed instantly.  Madden was thrown from the truck and knocked unconscious. 
     Dwight Madden stated Monday morning that the sheriff of Payette county declared the accident unavoidable and an inquest later confirmed this fact.  The car did stop at the stop sign.  The accident occurred shortly after 3 o'clock.
     Madden was brought to the Caldwell sanitarium, suffering a sprained back and slight injury to his head.  He was dismissed from the hospital Monday afternoon.
     The body of Hickox was taken to the undertaking parlor of Coroner Glen C. Landon of Payette.  Funeral arrangements had not been announced Monday.  The Hickox family recently moved to the Greenleaf community from the Roswell community.    

Also this article from
The Caldwell News-Tribune
dated Thursday 21 July, 1932

Body of Accident
  Victim is Buried

  Funeral Services for Eugene
  Hickox are Held at Roswell
        Tuesday Afternoon

     Funeral services for Eugene Hickox, who was accidentally killed Sunday afternoon near Fruitland, were held Tuesday afternoon at the Roswell church with the Rev. C. T. Moore of Greenleaf, officiating.  Interment was in the Roswell cemetery.
     Hickox is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs.. Denver Hickox of Greenleaf; a brother, two aunts, Mrs. Grimes of Payette and Mrs.. Williams of Fruitland; and an uncle, Z. V. Hickox of Payette.


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